Pebble has announced that the production of its Time Steel smartwatch is set to start this week, and the device will begin shipping to backers later this month.
"Shipments to the first Pebble Time Steel backers will begin the last week of July," the company said on its Kickstarter page. "Backers at the end of the Time Steel line should receive tracking numbers by the end of August."
Although the smartwatch is expected to ship with both leather and steel bands, limited availability will result in some backers receiving their metal bands a little later in separate shipments, Pebble said.
The announcement comes just a few weeks after the company opened pre-orders for its Time smartwatch.